LIDENFILMS Announces ‘The Legendary Hero is Dead’ Anime for 2023

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‘Yuusha ga Shinda!: Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka’ also known as ‘The Legendary Hero Is Dead’ is an Ecchi fantasy action comedy written and illustrated by the Japanese author Subaruichi. It has been released by the manga magazine Ura Sunday since 2014 and by Shogakukan Asia in the United States since 2015.

Crunchyroll is reporting on their website that LIDENFILMS has picked up the manga for an anime adaptation with Rion Kujo set to direct. Voice actor Wataru Kato will take on the role of protagonist Touka Scott and Shunichi Toki performing the character of Sion. LIDENFILMS also dropped a teaser trailer along with the announcement.

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You can check out the teaser below:

LIDENFILMS also released a visual to celebrate the announcement:

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MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows:

“Far to the north of the world lies Hell’s Gate, a portal formerly used by the Demon Lord to invade the human realm. Thanks to the legendary hero Shion Bladearts, wielder of Excalibur, and his loyal band of companions, the Gate was sealed off and the demonic threat was vanquished.

Unfortunately, the seal was incomplete and has begun to weaken, allowing the demons to once again begin their attack. Worried about the safety of his village, selfish and perverted farmer Touka Scott digs pitfalls to defend against the demons. But fear not, for Shion is on his way to reseal Hell’s Gate and save humanity!

Or at least he was, because the legendary hero is dead, having fallen into one of the pitfalls of Touka Scott. Luckily, dealing with the dead is the specialty of necromancer Anri Haynesworth. While she can’t revive him, Anri can at least salvage their quest by forcing Touka’s soul into Shion’s rotting body and dragging him along to Hell’s Gate in Shion’s place. Not wanting to be left behind, Touka’s childhood friend Yuna Yunis tags along. Together, the three of them set out as what just might be the most unsuitable party to ever try to save the world!”

While there is not a specific release date, LIDENFILMS has said the anime will premier sometime in 2023.


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